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Pittsburgh is a mid-sized American city, with a population just under 400,000. The city is still struggling with a transitioning economy, from the days of the steel industry, to a post industrial economy.

Many people have a lot of complaints about Pittsburgh. True, it does not have the vibrant art, theatre, or music scenes as New York, Los Angeles, or San Fransisco, but it is also a much smaller city.

The city has a lot of history and culture, you just have to look for it. The downtown area is full of theatres, restaurants, and art galleries.

Neighborhoods such as the South Side, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside can be filled with things to do. Oakland, the home of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is full of great independent coffeeshops, record stores, and ethnic dining. It is also the neighborhood of the Carnegie Museums, definitely worth checking out.

The job market is not great, especially for less common professions, but there are things available if you know where to look.

Some Pittsburghers are not highly educated, or cultured. But that's just a few. And despite that, they are all friendly, (usually) happy people.

If you want a huge, totally urban, modernized city ... Pittsburgh is probably not for you. But everyone should give it a chance. There are a lot of great things here, you just have to look a little harder to find them. Ultimately, anything in life is only as good or as bad as you want it to be.
New Pittsburgher: There's nothing to do here, how can you stand it?
Old Pittsburgher: Well, it's hard to find things to do at first, but there's actually a lot ... why don't you check out some of the museums in Oakland?

New Pittsburgher: Isn't there any nightlife here?
Old Pittsburgher: Sure, head down to the Southside and check it out. Carson Street is packed with bars and clubs.
by KeightyT September 11, 2007
 
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An unpretentious city that can be both stifling and inspiring, lively and deadly, hip and stuck in the past - a big village with it's own sort of Yinzer charm!
Wow, he's so cool... he must be from Pittsburgh!
by airolg December 06, 2004
 
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A vast, lively city that is never the same twice. It looks like your typical mild-mannered, politically correct city, but the area's residents know that it is far more. Truly uplifting people, amazing turnouts for sporting events, lots of beer, Pennsylvania's largest concentration of Gothic Lolitas, a wonderful indie music scene, and some great colleges.

Also, there is so much water. Three rivers meet at an area Pittsburghers have come to call The Point, and there's a cool fountain and picnic area there. Pittsburgh is also notorious for flooding.

Finally, Pittsburgh's weather is off-the-wall. It's May as I'm writing this, and we had snow two weeks ago, warm-ish rain last week, and this week we're expecting it to be cold. Still.
Going on vacation? Come to Pittsburgh. You may have to stay in Monroeville because there aren't any hotels in the city, but look on the bright side--it's only a twenty-minute ride from any of our suburbs to the city itself...!
by Ophelia Desdemona May 01, 2005
 
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A city in western pennsylvania that loves its sports especially the steelers. Surprisingly beautiful with warm frendly people.
station square on a satuurday night before a steelers game
by Andrew April 06, 2005
 
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greatest city on the planet full of old fat guys who like to drink pabst blue ribbon and watch the stillers. if you dont like pittsburgh, you fucking suck.
pittsburgh is where people go to get drunk and pass out in the cold, hence i would give my right nut to never leave.
by owen January 12, 2004
 
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One of America's great cities; a place with authentic neighborhoods, characterful people, interesting architecture, stunning vistas, a keen sense of history, and a uniqe ability to reinvent itself in a changing economy while maintaing the best of its past. Certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it is without a peer in cities of similar size or, in many cases, much larger cities. A truly special place where people feel comfortable to relax, be who they really are, have good conversation, meet strange people, and generally enjoy a balanced way of life.
Pittsburgh is one of America's great cities.
by MWS May 22, 2006
 
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a very cool place to live near
even if the suburbs of pittsburgh are boring, theres always something to do in the city
by me March 24, 2005
 
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A pretty place with coal and steel and rivers.
Pittsburgh was the coolest place to go when we were young and bored and single.
by dictionary April 09, 2003